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Is Canada prepared for a second wave of COVID-19?

Credit:CBC News Health officials are warning that a second wave of COVID-19 is inevitable. Power & Politics speaks to infectious disease physician Dr. Gerald Evans, Canadian Medical Association president Dr. Sandy Buchman and Canadian Nurses Association president Claire Betker.

by pmnationtalk on May 24, 20207 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Additional Funding for Urban Indigenous Organizations for COVID-19 Support is Critical

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Additional Funding for Urban Indigenous Organizations for COVID-19 Support is Critical (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday of $75 million in additional funding to support efforts to combat the COVID-19 crisis for urban Indigenous organizations is essential […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202022 Views

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Inuvialuit prepared to celebrate Inuvialuit Day at a distance

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) is prepared to celebrate Inuvialuit Day at a distance this year. Events led by Community Corporations to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement will now need to be celebrated in family settings. An online performance of community drum dance groups will be offered on Inuvialuit Day […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202035 Views

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The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec will reopen on 29 June

A reorganized, safe museum experience Quebec City, Friday, May 22, 2020 0 Following the official statement by Minister of Culture and Communications Nathalie Roy, accompanied by Deputy Premier Genevieve Guilbault, the Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ) is pleased to announce that it will reopen to the general public on Monday, June 29, 2020 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202035 Views

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Edition Number 9: COVID-19 Bulletin for First Nations and Indigenous Peoples — May 22, 2020

To:                        First Nations and Indigenous Communities From:                  Isadore Day, CEO – Bimaadzwin Inc Date:                    Friday. May 22, 2020 Re:                         COVID19 Weekly Publication – Issue #009 Welcome to the edition Number 9 of our weekly COVID-19 Bulletin for First Nations and Indigenous peoples. Every week, Bimaadzwin will post stories and facts that contains basic information, the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202041 Views

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Little Gold Creek border crossing opening delayed due to COVID-19

From: Canada Border Services Agency May 22, 2020                                 Little Gold, Yukon                   Canada Border Services Agency The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is advising travellers that the seasonal opening of the Little Gold Creek port of entry will be delayed until further notice due to COVID-19. The port of entry had originally been scheduled to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202034 Views

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FNHA: Accessing contraception, abortion and sexually transmitted infection counselling and services during COVID-19

​These essential services remain available in many locations A message from Dr. Unjali Malhotra, FNHA Medical Director Women’s Health; Andrea Medley and Cherlyn Cortes, FNHA Indigenous Wellness Team; Cindy Preston, FNHA Pharmacist; and Barbara Webster, FNHA Clinical Nurse Specialist Maternal Child Health Note: the following article includes adult messages about sexuality. At this time, you […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202034 Views

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GDI: COVID-19 – May 20th

Updates for the Week of May 18-22, 2020 NEW Graduation Ceremonies/ Events Most of Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI) and Gabriel Dumont College (GDC) programs have postponed graduation events. At Dumont Technical Institute (DTI), there are a few exceptions with some programs piloting virtual graduation events. NEW Testing Services ACCUPLACER Testing is now available through remote […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202032 Views

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Indigenous knowledge-holders explore health in a pandemic – Cabin Radio

May 22, 2020 Tłı̨chǫ Elder Nora Wedzin remembers the tuberculosis epidemic in the early 20th century. Wedzin, from Behchokò, was taken from her community as a young girl to receive treatment. She recalled: “I was in isolation, and I didn’t know what was going on [with] me. I didn’t understand English [and] I didn’t know […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202015 Views

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Post-COVID-19 ‘new normal’ must not leave First Nations behind – CFN

In this op-ed published in The Province, CFN President Marilyn Slett writes that COVID-19 has highlighted the obstacles to economic growth facing remote coastal communities, including: access to high-speed broadband internet service, improved transportation, increased opportunities in fishing, forestry and tourism. As B.C. moves closer to restarting our economy post COVID-19 lockdown, it is imperative […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202018 Views

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Independent Proxy Advisory Firm Glass Lewis Recommends RNC Shareholders Vote for all Proposed Items at Upcoming Shareholders Meeting

TORONTO, May 22, 2020 – RNC Minerals (TSX: RNX) (“RNC” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce Glass Lewis & Co. (“Glass Lewis”) has recommended that RNC shareholders vote FOR all proposals that are outlined in RNC’s Notice and Information Circular dated May 8, 2020 prepared in respect of the annual and special meeting of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202019 Views

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Arianne Phosphate reports corporate and financial results for first quarter 2020

SAGUENAY, QUEBEC – (May 21, 2021) – Arianne Phosphate (the “Company” or “Arianne”) (TSX VENTURE: DAN; OTC: DRRSF; FRANKFURT: JE9N), a development-stage phosphate mining company, advancing the Lac à Paul project in Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, reported its financial results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020. All amounts are in Canadian dollars unless noted. […]

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Kugluktuk High School set to lose many teachers – Nunatsiaq News

“I’m so sad to see a once-proud school, the home of the legendary Grizzlies, brought to such a sad state” Kugluktuk is facing a big exodus of teachers: five by the Education Department’s tally, seven according to a community head count of which teachers are leaving and which ones are staying. Most of those who […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202024 Views

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AIAI: COVID-19 Ontario updates on child care and education (closures, camps, teachers, post-secondary)

On May 19, 2020, the Minister of Education announced private schools, licensed child-care centres, and EarlyON programs will remain closed, except emergency child-care or front-line workers. Stage 2 reopening will involve opening daycares based on the public health guidelines. There will be strict health guidelines and protocols: • no more than 50 people per center, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202040 Views

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International Day for Biological Diversity 2020: statement from the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada Statement May 22, 2020 – North Vancouver, British Columbia “Today, the world marks International Day for Biological Diversity, and this year’s theme is ‘Our Solutions Are in Nature.’ “First and foremost, the health, safety, and well-being of all Canadians are top priorities for the Government of Canada. Science tells us […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202032 Views

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Pandemic shouldn’t impede meaningful Indigenous engagement on Ring of Fire – Policy Options

The Impact Assessment Agency must consider meaningful engagement with First Nations and the public as regional assessment planning forges ahead. Ontario’s “Ring of Fire” is a disputed deposit of minerals within Treaty 9 territory of Northern Ontario. Prior to the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic, on Feb. 11, 2020, Jonathan Wilkinson, the Minister of Environment […]

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Environment monitoring suspended for Alberta energy industry – National Observer

May 22nd 2020 Recent environmental monitoring exemptions for the oilsands have been broadened to include Alberta’s entire energy industry. The Alberta Energy Regulator says the decisions, posted Wednesday on its website, are in response to public-health concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. They were made to protect those doing the monitoring and the communities they work […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202020 Views

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Renu Mandhane appointed to Superior Court of Justice of Ontario

May 22, 2020 Today, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada appointed Renu Mandhane a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario (Brampton) effective immediately. The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) congratulates the Honourable Madam Justice Mandhane on her appointment. Madam Justice Mandhane was appointed Chief Commissioner of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202032 Views

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Beausoleil First Nation delays election for at least six months – simcoe.com

Community poll didn’t support June election due to coronavirus concerns Beausoleil First Nation will not be holding a June election as expected due to safety concerns around the coronavirus. The results of a poll of the entire membership conducted April 24-28 supported a delay in the election for a six-month period. Of the 233 respondents, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202013 Views

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Northern tourism, fishing lodge industries hope to salvage summer season as travel restrictions loosen – CBC

Premier signaled travel restriction above 53rd parallel may soon be lifted, though no firm date released May 22, 2020 Monster lake trout, pike and pickerel lure anglers to northern lake lodges every summer, but it appeared some of those fish were off the hook when the pandemic closures hit Manitoba. First it was the Canada-U.S. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202021 Views

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AMC welcomes the Prime Minister’s announcement for support for urban and off-reserve First Nations Citizens

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) Grand Chief Arlen Dumas welcomes today’s announcement by Prime Minister Trudeau of $75 million to support the needs of urban and off-reserve First Nations citizens in weathering the COVID-19 pandemic. Grand Chief Dumas said, “The Assembly welcomes today’s announcement by Prime Minister Trudeau for […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202038 Views

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MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq hopes pandemic has changed what public views as essential – APTN News

May 21, 2020 Grocery clerks and postal workers have been vital but will they post-pandemic? NDP MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq says the novel coronavirus pandemic has proven to everyone that jobs typically viewed as less essential than others before the pandemic are deserving of a living wage. “When we are talking about these positions now we […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202016 Views

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Headrick joins New Brunswick squad for final season of university eligibility – Anishinabek News

May 22, 2020 GARDEN RIVER FIRST NATION— Jana Headrick will be resuming her university hockey career. But the 21-year-old Garden River First Nation member will not be returning to the defending Ontario women’s champions, the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. Headrick, who plays defence, had spent the past four years with the Varsity Blues. She […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202015 Views

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Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project – Indigenous engagement

We are committed to maintaining and strengthening relationships with Indigenous communities in the post-decision period of the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project. Continuing the conversation We are building on the two-way, meaningful dialogue that was established in Phase III to help communities navigate initiatives related to Crown commitments, accommodation measures and any other project-related activities. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202030 Views

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NU Government: COVID-19 Department of Health Services update

Department of Health Services, May 21, 2020 Chief Public Health Officer update Good afternoon. I am pleased to announce several items today. The first is that Rankin Inlet now has the ability to provide testing if a positive case is confirmed in-territory. I’d like to commend the medical and laboratory staff, especially Matt Stacey and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202018 Views

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Inuvik’s annual Arctic market will start on time during National Indigenous People’s Day weekend – CBC

Location moving to Midnight Sun Complex’s gym parking lot May 22, 2020 Inuvik’s annual summer Arctic market will be starting during National Indigenous People’s Day weekend, like it does every year. The first weekly market will start on June 20, but market goers will be heading to a slightly different location and following a different […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202021 Views

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Employment rate in B.C. First Nations communities higher than other western provinces – Business in Vancouver

May 22, 2020 B.C.’s First Nations communities are doing better than their neighbours in other western provinces in terms of employment rates – but continue to fall behind the non-indigenous population. That is a problem, says a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute and social policy scholar John Richards, since a higher employment is […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202027 Views

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Government of Canada announces judicial appointments in the province of Ontario

From: Department of Justice Canada May 22, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the judicial application process established in 2016. This process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to ensure the appointment […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202024 Views

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Federal funding being rolled out for off-reserve Indigenous people – inquinte.ca

May 21, 2020 The federal government is going to provide $75-million to organizations that help Indigenous people living off-reserve and address their immediate needs. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated more than one-million Indigenous people are living in cities and they deserve good services that are culturally appropriate. “COVID-19 is having unique impacts on First Nations, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202021 Views

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Meta Growth Announces Fiscal Second Quarter 2020 Financial and Operational Results

Highlights: Strong Q2 2020 Operations: Generated $13.6 million in revenue at a 30%+ gross margin in Q2, representing over $400,000 per operating store in the quarter, within an increasingly competitive landscape in Western Canada. Financed for Growth: Strengthened balance sheet, ending the quarter with $15.7 million in cash and an additional $7 million available to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202033 Views

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Indigenous communities remain cautious as lockdown restrictions ease – Fort McMurray Today

First Nations communities in the Wood Buffalo area are remaining cautious as Alberta eases its social distancing restrictions and public health orders. When most of Alberta’s businesses began opening its doors to the public last Thursday, the Chipewyan Prairie First Nation (CPFN) reported its first case of COVID-19. For the community located 125 kilometres south […]

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Announcing the launch of the Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression

OTTAWA, May 21, 2020 – In light of growing misinformation concerning public health, political disinformation, hate speech and targeted discrimination, the Public Policy Forum (PPF) announces the Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression. The annual Commission will develop policy options to directly address the harmful impacts of digital technologies on Canada’s democratic institutions and public life. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202020 Views

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Ottawa opposed creation of detailed statistical reports on residential schools – CBC

Ontario judge says history of Holocaust wouldn’t change by knowing which concentration camp was worse May 22, 2020 Another legal battle is unfolding over the fate of residential school-related records with Ottawa winning an initial round to prevent the creation of detailed statistical reports that would reveal which institutions faced the highest number of abuse […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202019 Views

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Manitoba Hydro halts sending workers to construction camp as Keeyask blockade continue – APTN News

May 21, 2020 Dozens of residents from across northern Manitoba First Nations assembled outside of Tataskweyak Cree Nation to support a blockade leading to the Keeyask Generating Station construction camp on Wednesday evening to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The highway lockdown started nearly a week ago to prevent workers from entering the Manitoba […]

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Under the theme of biodiversity: Montréal was designated North American host city of the World Environment Day 2020

MONTRÉAL, May 21, 2020 – Mayor Valérie Plante is happy to announce that the metropolis of Québec has been designated North American host city of the World Environment Day, to be held on June 5, 2020. Celebrated worldwide, this flagship United Nations day aims to promote and raise public awareness about environmental protection. “Montréal is […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202026 Views

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The Daily Friday, May 22, 2020

Retail trade, March 2020 Retail sales fell for the first time in five months, plunging 10.0% to $47.1 billion in March. This marked the largest drop on record and the lowest level since November 2016. Continue reading Canadian Housing Statistics Program, 2019 For the first time, today the Canadian Housing Statistics Program is publishing data […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202020 Views

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Pandemic creates new challenges for Nunavut’s mental health service providers – Nunatsiaq News

“We’re doing the best we can under difficult circumstances. But we are there for people.” Elisapee Johnston is packing boxes filled with sweaters and jackets to send to communities she would normally visit at this time of year. Johnston is the North Baffin program co-ordinator at Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Katujjiqaatigiit Embrace Life Council, a non-profit suicide-prevention […]

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Morning Brief: Karahalios disqualified from Conservative leadership race — again – iPolitics

May 22, 2020 Happy Friday, comrades. Jim Karahalios has been kicked out of the Conservative Party leadership race. Again. The now two-time former leadership hopeful was disqualified just one day after winning a decision in the Ontario Superior Court that nullified his first removal. Justice Paul Perell had ruled that the four-person committee of Conservative […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202022 Views

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Trudeau pledges $75M for Indigenous people living off-reserve

Credits: CBC News The additional funding is going to community groups that help Indigenous people access everything from groceries to mental health services to computers so their kids can keep up with school work. Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/1.5578275 »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, […]

by pmnationtalk on May 21, 202043 Views

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ACS: COVID-19 Social Impact Youth Survey Results

Find out the insights from the survey of over 1,000 youth from across Canada, highlighting the significant implications of the COVID-19 crisis on the lives of Canada’s young people! Details NT5

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202046 Views

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UBC: Indigenous Community Legal Clinic creates change, one file and one student at a time

Mai Eagle Speaker just wanted to care for her niece, Mya. Eagle Speaker’s sister— little Mya’s mother—was not well, gripped by addiction and the street life of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Eagle Speaker thought her niece should come and live with her in Coquitlam. But Mya was in state care, living in a foster home. To […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202034 Views

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Heavy rain helping to contain Fort à la Corne wildfire – CTV News

May 21, 2020 SASKATOON — Heavy rain in northern Saskatchewan has helped to slow the wildfire in the Fort à la Corne provincial forest east of Prince Albert, the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (SPSA) says. According to the SPSA the fire has been mapped at just over 41,000 hectares of land, 1,000 more than Wednesday’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202039 Views

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CAP Responds to Prime Minister’s Announcement of $75-Million in New Funding for Needs of Indigenous People Living Off-Reserve

OTTAWA, May 21, 2020 — The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) and its Provincial and Territorial Organizations (PTOs) today responded to the Prime Minister’s announcement of $75-million in new funding for organizations that aims to address the needs of Indigenous people living off-reserve during the COVID-19 pandemic. CAP filed an urgent court application over the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202053 Views

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Call for Papers for a Special Issue on “Pandemics”

On March 11, 2020, the WHO officially declared the outbreak of COVID-19 to be a global pandemic. Similar to many other countries around the world, Canada closed its schools, borders, businesses, and other facilities and implemented measures such as social distancing and restricted gatherings as it tried to slow the spread of coronavirus and equip […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202048 Views

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Algonquin College projects awarded $720,000 from College and Community Innovation Program

May 21st, 2020 OTTAWA (May 21) – Two applied research initiatives at Algonquin College have each received $360,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) College and Community Innovation Program. The innovative projects are: Victim Services and Vicarious Resilience, a collaboration to advance victim service research in Canada; and Mamiwi maadaadizi […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202055 Views

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UCN Faculty Member Plays Key Role in COVID‐19 Research Project

(Town, MB) – UCN Faculty member, Dr. Ramona Neckoway (Faculty of Arts, Business and Science), is part of a research team exploring the impacts of COVID‐19 on Indigenous communities. The project entitled “Kitatipithitamak mithwayawin” is funded through a “Rapid Response” call at the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) focusing on COVID‐19. The project includes […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202044 Views

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Travel Alberta is celebrating industry partners’ resilience and creativity this Tourism Week, May 24-31

CALGARY, May 21, 2020 – In the face of global tourism’s most formidable challenge yet, Alberta tourism organizations and businesses are employing their trademark resourcefulness and staying connected with their customers and communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. For Tourism Week 2020, Travel Alberta is celebrating the ingenuity, resilience, and community pride of Alberta’s tourism industry. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202051 Views

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New Indigenous artwork at KPU Langley

May 20, 2020 If you’re on the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley campus, you may notice some new artwork in the courtyard. The pillars in the centre courtyard now have Indigenous art created by Kwantlen First Nation artist Brandon Gabriel. “Aside from the University having Kwantlen as its namesake, and Kwantlen being my ancestral nation, I […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202046 Views

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Update – COVID-19: Nunavik education system – Operations update

May 20, 2020 With the end of the school year around the corner, Kativik Ilisarniliriniq would like to update parents and students in the youth and adult sectors on how students will receive their grades. It is important to stress that the school board is following the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Education on […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202043 Views

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Moneta Discovers New Gold Mineralization At South Bif Target Intersecting 3.50 M @ 8.09 g/t Gold Including 0.55 M @ 30.40 g/t Gold

Toronto, Ontario – May 21, 2020 – Moneta Porcupine Mines Inc. (TSX:ME) (OTC:MPUCF) (XETRA:MOP) (“Moneta” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the results from one hole drilled to test for gold mineralization on the new South BIF Target. The drill hole was drilled as part of the expanded 2019/2020 winter drill program recently completed […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202032 Views

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